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Some of the brightest young minds from colleges and universities around the world will gather at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. in a debate event that mirrors the diplomatic summits of world leaders. This is a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the most eloquent speakers and decision-makers of

This year has been a good one for the HWS Debate team, which recently hosted what is becoming an elite tournament among an international pool of participants. Co-hosted with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) the HWS/IDEA Round Robin Debate Tournament is the only British Parliamentary-style debate in the round robin style, which requires each

On Feb. 28, four debating duos from the HWS Debate Team competed in the Northeastern Regional Debate Championships at Baruch College in New York City. Debating against larger contingents from other schools, including Cornell, two of the four HWS teams qualified for the elimination rounds and made it into the semifinals. One of those teams, comprised

Should a women’s college be allowed to join Hobart College? As this year’s William Smith Centennial events celebrate the spectrum of William Smith success and accomplishment over the last 100 years, it is important to pay homage to the College’s beginning. A century later, it is hard to conceive the adversity women and pioneering men,

The HWS Debate Team recently sent three teams (two students each) to the highly competitive Cornell Debate Tournament.   The team of John Monaghan ’11 and Dan Maguire ’11 defeated teams from Harvard, Skidmore and Stanford to qualify for the novice (i.e., first year debater) finals. They did this despite Monaghan becoming so ill that

The HWS debate team was recently featured in a Finger Lakes Times article about their upcoming trip to Ireland. At the end of this month, seniors David Hernandez and Daniel Thorson, accompanied by their adviser Eric Barnes, will compete in the 2009 World University Debating Championships there. The article notes how both Hernandez and Thorson

The Hobart and William Smith Debate team hosted the second annual on-campus Round Robin Debate Tournament, welcoming an international contingent of debate teams from as near as Ithaca and as far as Oxford, England. During the British Parliamentary style tournament, teams debated controversial issues, ranging from the United Nations and subprime mortgages to Tibetan freedom